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Iran arrests seven people over Tehran attacks

Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide bombings and gun attacks in Tehran that killed 17 people Iranian authorities have arrested seven people suspected of helping militants involved in this weeks attacks in the capital Tehran, according to a judiciary official. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the

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Iran attacks: Trump reaction to Isis killings ‘repugnant’, says foreign minister

Mohammad Javad Zarif hits back at the US presidents comments on the suicide bombing which has been claimed by Islamic State Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that US President Donald Trumps reaction to the deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran was repugnant. Repugnant WH [White House] statement… as Iranians counter […]

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Shootings reported at Iranian parliament and Khomeini shrine

One guard killed in attack on parliament in Tehran while several injured at shrine to late leader, according to news agencies The Iranian parliament and the shrine of Irans revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, have been targeted in simultaneous attacks in Tehran, state media has reported. One guard was killed in the parliament shooting, the […]

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Theresa May urged not to suppress report into funding of jihadi groups

Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron tell PM not to block inquiry thought to focus on Saudi Arabia, a major buyer of British weapons Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron have challenged Theresa May over a long-delayed inquiry into foreign funding and support of jihadi groups in the UK, after the Home Office suggested the investigation may […]

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Ten Philippine troops killed by friendly fire in battle with Islamists

Defence secretary blames fog of war for deaths as clashes with militants in Marawi also claims the lives of foreign fighters At least 10 Philippine troops have been killed by air strikes aimed at taking out Islamist militants who are battling soldiers in the southern city of Marawi, the defence secretary said on Thursday. A […]

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Melbourne schoolgirl Zynab Al Harbiya killed as Isis targets Baghdad ice-cream parlour

Twelve-year-old was in the Iraqi capital with family to visit her sick grandfather when a suicide car bomb exploded, killing 17 people A 12-year-old Victorian girl was killed in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad on Tuesday as she lined up at a popular ice-cream parlour to break fast for Ramadan. The girl, a year […]

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Baghdad ice-cream shop targeted in Isis car bomb attack

Thirteen killed and dozens wounded after car bomb explodes outside ice-cream shop in central Baghdad during Ramadan A car bomb has exploded outside an ice-cream shop in central Baghdad, killing 15 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved […]

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Philippine army battles to contain Isis attacks from spreading to second city

Curfews and heavy military presence in Iligan, a city of 350,000, amid fears Islamist militants may seek to expand conflict Police and security services have imposed a night-time curfew and increased their presence in a second Philippine city following reports that Islamist militants fighting fierce battles in Marawi might pose as civilians to sneak out […]

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Hamza bin Laden a potent weapon in the rivalry between al-Qaida and Isis

Son of Osama bin Laden called for strikes against Jews and Crusaders 10 days before Manchester suicide bombing His name alone is enough to guarantee headlines and the attention of the worlds security services. Though only about 25 years old, his words are urgently picked over by analysts and officials seeking to understand the new […]

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Marawi: Isis rampage in Philippines continues with 19 civilians killed

Official death toll from week of fighting rises to at least 85 as militants clash with security forces in Muslim-majority city Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians, the military said Sunday, bringing the official death toll from nearly a week of fighting to […]

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